Thursday, 17 November 2011

ScHARR Bite Size at Internet Librarian International 2011

Posted by Andy

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time, but just to say that I delivered a presentation at the excellent Internet Librarian International 2011 in London late last month. The slides from my presentation are above. It was a really good conference with some a wide variety of interesting hot topics, including both opening sessions on the Thursday and Friday. Klaus Tochtermann, from Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, University of Kiel and Professor of Computer Media opened proceedings on ''How the Future Internet Will Shape Libraries.'
Kevin Anderson opened Friday looking at the problem of information overload and for the first time in my information career found someone who covered the topic so adeptly. Kevin was followed by his wife Suw Charman-Anderson who delivered an equally stimulating presentation on the power of crowd-sourcing.
Other highlights included the ever inventive Phil Bradley and 50 of the latest web sites and tools he had discovered to a packed room.  Brian Kelly showed us ‘What’s on the Technology Horizon?’ Whilst Karen Marie Øvern, Gjøvik University College delivered an interesting presentation on her role of teaching academic skills rather than information literacy.
I’m already looking forward to Internet Librarian 2012

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